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Yellow-bellied Marmot Mom2 Yellow-bellied Marmot Mom, a photo by chelseastarkphotography.com on Flickr. Yellow-bellied Marmot ~ This marmot mom was photographed at Duck Creek utah  in a recent visit there. She was very much "at attention", near her burrow.

Yellow-bellied Marmot Mom2 Yellow-bellied Marmot Mom, a photo by chelseastarkphotography.com on Flickr. Yellow-bellied Marmot ~ This marmot mom was photographed at Duck Creek utah in a recent visit there. She was very much "at attention", near her burrow.

The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the rock chuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus.It inhabits steppes, meadows, talus fields and other open habitats, sometimes on the edge of deciduous or coniferous forests, and typically above 6,500 feet (2,000 m) of elevation.Their territory is about 4 to 7 acres (2 to 3 ha) around a number of summer burrows.

The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the rock chuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus.It inhabits steppes, meadows, talus fields and other open habitats, sometimes on the edge of deciduous or coniferous forests, and typically above 6,500 feet (2,000 m) of elevation.Their territory is about 4 to 7 acres (2 to 3 ha) around a number of summer burrows.

Yellow-bellied marmotYellow-bellied marmots spend about 80% of their life in their burrow, 60% of which is spent hibernating. They often spend mid-day and night in a burrow as well. These burrows are usually constructed on a slope, such as a hill, mountain, or cliff.

Yellow-bellied marmotYellow-bellied marmots spend about 80% of their life in their burrow, 60% of which is spent hibernating. They often spend mid-day and night in a burrow as well. These burrows are usually constructed on a slope, such as a hill, mountain, or cliff.

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